Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener Review

Do you need a modern, simple, electric can opener? Look no further! We recently finished up our review of the Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener, and the results are quite good – let’s take a look at what our reviewer had to say, yeah?

90

Overall Score

Ease of Use (60%)

9.0

Technical (40%)

9.0

Specifications:

  • Price: £19.99 (at the time of publication)
  • Brand: Kitchen Mama
  • Pros: Easy to use, fire and forget, clean cuts, battery-powered, ergonomic design.
  • Cons: Loud, somewhat large.
  • Amazon Listing: Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener

Now there’s no sense in wasting time, so let’s just get right into it, shall we?

Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener: The Ruling

Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener bottom
Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener bottom

Overall, our reviewer quite liked this can opener. It’s simple (having only one button) and incredibly easy to use, while remaining effective at the same time. While it certainly has a few minor flaws, it’s truly a fantastic electric can opener – especially for those whose hands can’t handle a manual can opener.

Product Testing & Comparison

  • Use
    • Cleaning
    • General Use & Application
  • Technical
    • Dimensions & Misc.
    • Noise & Battery

Now that’s enough of what we looked for – let’s see what our reviewer actually had to say about the thing, yeah?

Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener: Use

Now, this is by far the most important part of any kitchen gadget. The easier it is to use, the better – and that goes for cleaning as well as general use. Our reviewer had quite a bit to say about it so far, so let’s not waste any more time!

General Use & Application

Opening (nonstandard sized) cans with the Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener

First up is general use and versatility. This is generally our reviewer’s most detailed part of the review because kitchen gadgets are specifically designed to make your life easier.

Our reviewer found that, overall, this particular electric can opener is quite easy to use. While it’s rather bulky, this is only a minor problem unless you have very small hands. She particularly liked the magnet that’s attached to the underside, allowing your can lid to come out without hassle.

As for how it’s used, it’s pretty much “fire and forget.” It has a single button that you press once it’s attached to the can, and then you sit back and, “watch it do its magic.” Once it’s gone around the entire can, you simply push the button again and get cooking! If you’d like to see an example of it in action – look above!

As for ergonomics, our reviewer found that (as mentioned above) it’s quite large. While this may seem like an issue for those out there with smaller hands, it’s actually designed in such an ergonomically pleasing manner that it really didn’t matter. Our reviewer is a rather small woman, and she was able to easily use it with both hands (despite not being ambidextrous).

It does, however, struggle with ring-pull and other nonstandard cans. While this isn’t a huge issue (ring pull cans don’t need a can opener), it is worth noting. It’s fully capable of draining cans beforehand, barring any oddly-shaped cans.

Executive Summary: Our reviewer found that the Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener is quite easy to use. While it’s a bit bulky, the ergonomic design outweighs this and makes this a truly super simple device to use.

Cleaning

Cleaning the can opener

Now, this is another pretty important factor for any kitchen gadget. After all, most of them (certainly this one) will come into contact with your food – that means you want it clean as possible. And as this is an electric can opener, we didn’t have high hopes going into this review. We’ve found that a number of manufacturers pretty much forget cleaning as a factor and design their device assuming you’ll never clean it.

Luckily, Kitchen Mama is not one of those makers. You’ll need to be a little bit careful with water and use a damp (not soaked) cloth to wipe it down. Should you allow water to make its way into the motor mechanism, you will find that it will sustain water damage.

Our reviewer did note that speed is of the essence here, especially as this isn’t dishwasher safe. Should you forget about it and allow whatever is on it to dry, you’ll find that it becomes drastically more difficult to clean. Nonetheless, this thing is pretty straightforward to clean, and can be wiped down in a matter of fifteen seconds, give or take.

Executive Summary: Our reviewer found that the Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener is quite easy to clean. While it is electric (requiring a minuscule amount of extra effort to clean), it really should never get so dirty (or sit so long) that cleaning is a genuine struggle.

Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener: Technical

And now we get to the absolutely thrilling section of this review – you know, the nitty-gritty technical details like batteries, weight, and dimensions. Let’s get right into things.

Dimensions

Can opener stabiliser
Can opener stabiliser

First up we’ll cover the really boring, but equally important, bits – that is to say, we’re talking numbers:

  • Length: 7.5 inches (19 cm)
  • Height: 2.3 inches (5.8 cm)
  • Depth: 2 inches (5 cm)

Overall, this thing is pretty large for what it is, but this is largely due to the motor. If this were a manual can opener, you would find that it’s drastically smaller, but the motor does make this easier to use, so we’re willing to forgive it if you are.

As for small miscellaneous notes our reviewer had, there was only one – and it has to do with the quality of cuts delivered. Our reviewer found that, while this particular can opener generally makes a clean cut, it does leave a few slim strands of metal. While this generally isn’t a problem, it is something worth noting to ensure you don’t end up with them in your food.

In short, while this is an effective can opener, as always with cans – you’ll need to double-check that you don’t have

Executive Summary: Our reviewer found that the Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener is somewhat larger than an average can opener, but this is largely due to the motor. She also noted that the can opener generally makes a clean cut, though it’s important that you inspect the can for strands of metal that have come loose.

Noise & Battery

Can opener magnet
Can opener magnet

And now our final section – noise and batteries. First up is the batteries/power source.

There’s good news and bad news here. The good news is that this is an easy device to power, as it only takes four AA batteries. The bad news here is that as it’s battery-powered, you can’t just plug it into the wall. While this isn’t terrible news, it does mean that you’ll need to invest in batteries every once in a while.

Our reviewer has used this consistently for a few weeks now and hasn’t needed to replace the batteries quite yet, so on the plus side, they’ll last you for quite a while – assuming you don’t live exclusively off of canned food.

The other bit of this review is how loud the thing is. Our reviewer tested the can opener with a decibel meter – and the results? This thing is pretty loud. Now it’s not going to give you tinnitus, but it’s not an enjoyable sound; after all, it’s cutting through metal. The loudest we saw it get (the noise did jump around quite a bit) was 80.4 decibels, which is equivalent to the noise of a busy restaurant or heavy (city, not small town) traffic.

Executive Summary: Our reviewer tested the Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener for power and sound. It takes four AA batteries, which last for quite a while, assuming you don’t live on canned food. As for noise, the highest spike was 80.4 decibels, which is equivalent to a busy restaurant or city street. So it’s not the quietest thing in existence, but at least it works well!

Conclusion

Our reviewer quite liked the Kitchen Mama Electric Can Opener. It’s super simple to both use and clean and is well-designed in terms of ergonomics. It takes four AA batteries which will last you for ages and cuts cleanly through most cans. While our reviewer noted that it struggles with nonstandard cans and can occasionally leave small strands of metal (rather than a clean cut), it’s overall quite a well-made, modern can opener.

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About the Author Dale Richardson

Love doing DIY and renovating my house. When I'm not doing that or working on this website, I love cooking, playing computer games and playing/watching football.